Wednesday, October 17, 2018
After 38 years as an Aircrew Officer on our region’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Graham Nickisson will fly his last mission this week. Nickisson joined the Service as a 17-year-old in 1981 and has been flying emergency response missions ever...
A contractor performing maintenance in the boiler room at the Liddell Power Station, near Muswellbrook, fell 4 to 10 metres from scaffolding this afternoon (Tuesday, October 16). Westpac Rescue Helicopter was required to transport the 65 year-old-male from the site...
Police have commenced an investigation following the armed robbery of a bottle shop in Shortland yesterday. Just after 6pm (Monday 15 October 2018), a 55-year-old woman was working at a bottle shop on Sandgate Road when a motorcycle pulled in. The...
Six hundred members of the local residential construction industry were on hand when the winners and finalists were announced at the prestigious 2018 HIA-CSR Hunter Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards ceremony on Saturday night, October 14. Held before a...
Two people have been seriously injured after a crash in the Hunter Valley overnight. About 7.28pm (Sunday 14 October 2018) yesterday a Toyota Hilux, travelling west, and a Mitsubishi Pajero, travelling east, collided on Lake Road at Elrington, 10km east...
Many drought-stricken regions in Australia have finally received much-needed rain in recent days...and according to the weather experts there is more to come over the next week or so. Parts of NSW - a state declared to be 100% in...
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to a serious motor vehicle accident at Elrington, near south Cessnock, at around 9pm on Sunday evening, October 14, after two cars had collided head on. A male, reportedly in his early 20’s, was...
A woman has died in hospital after a crash involving a stolen car at Charlestown in September. Just before 2am on Friday, September 21, 2018, a stolen Subaru WRX was travelling north along the Pacific Highway when it lost control...
Workers in the Hunter will be able to learn how to make their workplaces safer when the first annual Newcastle Safety Conference and Exhibition takes place this coming Monday and Tuesday, October 15 and 16 at McDonald Jones Stadium...
Newcastle’s champion wheelchair athlete, Kurt Fearnley was not in attendance to receive the ‘Don’ award last night, but his acceptance speech beamed all the way from Chicago was given a standing ovation. Fearnley became the first athlete with a disability...
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